Monthly Archives: June 2016

GeoScienceWorld: new ebook platform

This may be of interest to chemists.


GeoScienceWorld logo

The Betty and Gordon Moore Library is pleased to announce that we now have access to the 2015-16 ebook collections in earth sciences via the GeoScienceWorld platform.

Our access currently includes over 100 titles from leading society publishers including the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, the Geological Society of London and the Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland. The collection will grow as forthcoming titles are added. Here are a few of the titles currently available (click on the covers to access the ebooks):

GS8  GS7  GS5  GS3

GS6GS4  GS2  GS1

Titles are available to read online and download as pdfs on a DRM-free basis. Access to the GeoScienceWorld platform is available here (requires Raven off campus). Records for individual titles have also been added to LibrarySearch.

If you have any queries or comments about GeoScienceWorld ebooks please contact Jayne and Lindsay in the ebooks team at

View original post

MyBook from Brill: affordable print-on-demand paperbacks


Brill MyBook iconBrill’s new MyBook program, available on the BrillOnline Books and Journals platform, enables Cambridge-registered users to purchase an affordable print-on-demand paperback copy of any book purchased as an ebook by the University, for their personal use.

MyBook has a fixed price of €25.00 / $25.00 per copy, and is printed in black and white. Brill will ship your copy free of charge, though VAT will be added where applicable.

Further information about the MyBook program is available here. Eligible titles (i.e. ebooks purchased by the University) can be found on BrillOnline and will display a MyBook purchase button. Brill ebooks are also listed in LibrarySearch.

View original post

Science, Technology and Medical ebooks now on De Gruyter Online

This looks like a great ebook collection for chemistry and related disciplines.


The Betty and Gordon Moore Library is pleased to announce, that in addition to the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences titles already available to Cambridge users on De Gruyter Online, we now have access to ebooks in the following branches of the Sciences:

  • Chemistry
  • Computer Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Geosciences
  • Industrial Chemistry
  • Life Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Materials Sciences
  • Medicine
  • Pharmacy
  • Physics

De Gruyter Online science collections also includes titles published by its partner presses, such as Harvard University Press, Birkhäuser, Böhlau, and Transcript Verlag.

Here is a very small selection of STM titles:

  Nanodispersions  Malignant Lymphomas  Atmospheric AcousticsClimate change  Hydrochemistry  Offshore sea life  Tensors

Records will be added to LibrarySearch in the near future; meanwhile you can search for and access all De Gruyter Online titles via the De Gruyter Online platform (requires a Raven login off-campus). All of these titles are DRM free and allow unlimited concurrent access. You can download, print or save chapter PDFs and…

View original post 31 more words

IOP ebooks – Release 2

This may be of interest to chemists too.


IOPscience logo

The Betty and Gordon Moore Library is pleased to announce that ‘Release 2’ of IOP Expanding Physics and IOP Concise Physics is now available for registered Cambridge staff and students.These 60 new titles complement the existing access to the 35 ‘Release 1’ titles, already available. These titles are useful for both undergraduates and researchers.

IOP ebooks allow unlimited concurrent usage and are available on and off campus (with a Raven login). The titles are published in HTML, PDF, and EPUB formats, and can be downloaded or read online.

The new titles will very shortly be available in LibrarySearch and you can also access them from the supplier platform. You can also find a list of titles in the Release 2 collection here. (The catalogue of ‘Release 1’ titles is also available from here.)

dark matter    balancing green power    emerging models    Quantum mechanics

The ebooks@cambridge team welcome queries or comments on these new titles…

View original post 5 more words

Cambridge University Press downtime : 26 June 2016


The following platforms will all be unavailable on Sunday 26th June 2016 for 4 hours between 09:00 AM BST and 13:00 BST.

Cambridge Journals Online (CJO)

Cambridge Books Online (CBO)

Cambridge Histories Online (CHO)

Cambridge Companions Online (CCO)

Shakespeare Survey Online (SSO)

University Publishing Online (UPO)

This essential maintenance is to test the performance of systems ahead of the launch of a new academic platform later this year

View original post

New ebook titles – May 2016

There are a few chemistry titles included here!


Here is a selection of the titles added to the ebooks@cambridge collection during May. These titles were purchased by, or on behalf of, department and faculty libraries within the University of Cambridge and by the University Library.

Click on the cover image to access the title via our authenticated links.

Biology1    Business1Classics1    Classics2Education1  9780470888438_cover.indd  Engineering1Engineering2       Engineering3  English1  Italian1Law1  Materials1    Medicine1  MML1  MML2MML3  SPS1  SPS2  SPS3  SPS4    SPS5  Philosophy1  7393_cover  HPS1    Italian2  Education3Education4    Engineering4  SPS6   SPS7  SPS8  Geography1     SPS9  HPS2  HPS3  Medicine2  Education5    Education6  8080_coverChemistry1  Chemistry2  Chemistry3  HPS4

View original post

Think. Check. Submit: Find the right journal for your research

Think. Check. Submit. is a campaign to help researchers identify trusted journals to publish their research. It is a simple checklist researchers can use to assess the credentials of a journal or publisher.

Take a look at their video:

You can follow them on Twitter, see also the hashtag #thinkchecksubmit.